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Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:53 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
L. Johnson (US Presswire)
Amidst all the Michael Vick hoopla was the announcement that the Redskins have released running back Larry Johnson. This is news only because Johnson rushed for over 1,700 yards in back-to-back seasons five years ago.

This season, Johnson, 30, has five yards on two carries. He wasn’t able to contribute on special teams, he didn’t have the speed or quickness or hands to be a third down back and he’s not an explosive everydown player. So, keeping him made little sense.

Pro Football Talk reported earlier that the Redskins signed Chad Simpson. He’ll compete Keiland Williams for the No. 2 duties. When you’re starting running back is aging, often bruised Clinton Portis, the backup running back is sort of important.

The Redskins should strong consider bringing Ryan Torain off the practice squad. The former fifth-round pick of the Broncos has the right kind of skillset for Shanahan’s zone running system. Torain showed good one-cut quickness in the preseason. In fact, don’t be floored if he winds up being the team’s featured runner at some point this season.

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Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 1:42 pm
 

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

Packers maybe since they lost grant. From what ive heard the patriots personell is almost identical to the chiefs personell. Obviously since half our staff is ex patriots (Haley, Weis, Crennel and GM Pioli). They will refuse to bring in such character issues like Johnson. Hes a locker room cancer. Look how fast the chiefs developed last year after he left, and the start there off to for the first time in 5 years. Hes not even productive at all anymore so why risk the locker room cancer for no production? Its kinda like pick your poison or have both.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

I want some of what you are smoking!



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

Larry Johnson = Shawn Alexander.  They ran like Supernovas at their peak, but their peak was very short.  Remember how fast Alexander simply fell off the mountain?  Johnson just tumbled down with him. 

The only thing I could possibly see happening is Johnson getting a look from either the Packers or the Patriots.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:27 am
 

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

What is all this love for Willie Parker?  He had some good years, but is now far from a "stud" -- he got cut by Washington before Johnson didn't he?  Why would they bring him back now.  Washington needs to be looking at the future, developing a young back, not brining in retreads they have already cut once.  Let Torain back up Portis and see what you have there.



Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 7:08 am
 

Larry Johnson released; what now for Skins?

well said. he is nothing but a piece of washed up garbage. He already had 3 second chances or fresh starts and every team dumped him. He sucks!!!!!!!!!!!


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